Positions of Water Monitor
SIRA is seeking to appoint two Emergency Water
Monitors. The monitors are responsible for managing
water bookings under the new automated water booking
system, as well as ensuring the smooth running of the
Expressions of interest are invited from permanent
Scotland Island residents.
Applications should be received by the 4th of
Please view this
information on the role prior to submitting an
expression of interest.
Any enquiries should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NBN Update Including Works
NBN are continuing their works on the island. Over
the next fortnight the following minor works are
Ausgrid have also given a statement about delays. In
essence, Scotland Island are now expected to be connected
to the NBN in December (with the Western Foreshores
connected in February).
- 18/08: Finish Pole 20 on Thompson St walking track
- 18/08: Unloading power poles into site compound near
- 20-28/08: Putting fittings onto poles along Thompson
St between Harold Ave to Fitzpatrick St.
- Please see this link for a map to help reference
Please see the communication here:
Hi [Offshore Communities],
I have just had an update with the Deployment team on the
status of the build for Scotland Island and the West
Pittwater Bays. I can confirm that based on a few
issues - which I will give you some details on, the
current Ready for Service dates have been pushed out. For
Scotland Island we are currently looking at December 2020
and for the West Pittwater Bays we are looking at February
There are a number of reasons for these delays:
- National Parks approvals have taken a little longer
that anticipated, we are hopefully expecting them to
be through by the end of this week
- The aerial works and design approvals with Ausgrid
have also taken longer than expected
- The impact of COVID-19 on our supply chain has been
significant however this is further exasperated by
Ausgrid Outage Planning contractor restrictions which
is crucial for aerial construction. We have however
started the "Pole Make Ready" works on Scotland Island
- which I am sure the residents will be aware of
- On this subject I can confirm that The Northern
Beaches Council completed their investigation
following complaints from residents stating that nbn
have caused damage to roads with these works. The
council have confirmed that nbn works were not
responsible for the damage
I appreciate that it is frustrating to hear of further
delays, many of these are for reasons outside of our
control and I commit to continuing to keep you both
informed of the situation should any other changes occur.
- The next impacting works that will take place in the
area are the bore shots, these are due to commence on
w/c 24th August and will continue for around 6 weeks
so residents will see barges and other large machinery
in the area for that period
Thank you both for sharing this information with your
Kate (NBN Co)
Church Point Ferry Wharf/Boardwalk
The Church Point
Aesthetics Advisory Group (CPAAG) are investigating
the progress of the Church Point pedestrian walkway
(boardwalk) and the associated relocation of the ferry
For background, please
for information on the project and this
link for a diagram.
Council has advised the
group that the relocation of the ferry pontoon is not
Damage control to
bushland in Elizabeth Park Reserve (top of the
We need your
help… Urgent damage control to our endangered
Spotted Gum Forest.
I know this is the 3rd SIRA notice you’ve received
in as many days – apologies for this but, please
Recent recreational activities on the top of the island
are threatening to cause severe damage in Elizabeth Park
Reserve. As recently as this past weekend, an illegal
bike track has been used through this reserve.
So now for the environmental lesson…
Scotland Island supports an Ecologically Endangered
Community (EEC) of Pittwater Wagstaffe Spotted Gum
Forest vegetation, of which Elizabeth Park is the best
Over many years, a number of initiatives have focused on
working to improve the state of Elizabeth Park Reserve.
This includes years of Council funding, hazard reduction
works, and the ongoing work of bushcare volunteers.
You’ll all be aware that our local bush fire brigade
undertook controlled burning on the top of the island as
part of our critical fire preparation during last fire
Unfortunately, the creation of tracks, cubby houses, and
any clearing of bushland all can have major impacts on
the health of the bushland ecosystem. Also, post-fire
regeneration is dependent upon the recovering bushland
not being further damaged by track construction,
clearing or dumping of vegetation.
In coming days signs will be installed regarding the
illegal bike track constructions and encampments within
Elizabeth Park or any bushland reserve.
It is critical that we all help by caring for and using
the park in the appropriate manner. It is
difficult to ask for additional funding for the island
if we don’t ourselves look after our natural reserves
and infrastructure. We would encourage everyone to not
only assist in protection, but to volunteer to make the
island a better place.
Parents, please help our younger generation to
understand the value of our endangered spotted gum
Help us to protect it now and into the future as habitat
for native flora and fauna.
Boat for sale
Price $8500 ono
Haines Hunter 4.6M Runabout with all safety gear,
lights, bilge pump.
- Needs an antifoul.
- Top Boat for rough water.
- Original engine 2 stroke 70HP.
- Replaced fuel pump.
- New battery.
Contact Mary 0438 632 855
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